Friday, June 5, 2009

I Dream of Jordi

Lux-u-ry: A material object, service, etc., conducive to sumptuous living, usually a delicacy, elegance, or refinement of living rather than a necessity.

Sure, you may not need it, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t deserve it. For you, luxury may entail that little black dress you saw displayed in the BCBG storefront. For me, well, it includes said little black dress, in addition to lavish stationary. Yes, I’ve admitted it; one of the things in life that makes my heart skip a beat is possibly the smallest luxury of all...fancy notepaper.

As a writer, I feel lost without a pen and paper close by, so of course I want something that is not only useful, but elegant, as well. In kind, my jaw nearly hit the ground when I innocently made my way down the Target stationary aisle and laid my eyes upon the cartoon chic notebook collection of Jordi Labanda.

Now, mind you, while I get giddy over childlike illustrations, I try to harness my giggles and opt for a more sophisticated stationary that is still infused with style. But Jordi Labanda’s Heyday Collection was too much for me to resist. The magazine inspired covers depicting chic ladies in amazing locales from Paris to New York dressed to the nines simply called out to me from their perch upon the steel shelves.

The high-cheekboned illustrated femme fatales reminding me of Paris Vogue Editor-in-Chief Carine Roitfeld sitting front and center at Stella McCartney’s Ready-to-Wear at Paris Fashion Week. Audrey Hepburn wielding her cigarette holder as she stepped into the role of Holly Golightly in the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The Manolo-loving Carrie Bradshaw in her all-white power suit as she strutted along the sidewalks of New York City on her way to her interview with Vogue.

And so, like any self-respecting shopper, fashionista, and luxury-seeker, I did what I had to do. I snatched up as many of the diary designs as my skinny arms could possibly carry, and headed straight to the checkout line with my spoils. Here I sit, surrounded by my swag, and all I can do is smile. And dream of the Jordi Labanda purchases still to come, of course.

Fashionably yours!

Thanks to The Daily Planner for the pictures.

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